9 September 2011, Singapore – The ArtScience Museum will be home to the Titanic, the world’s largest ship which set sail with over 2,200 people in April 1912 and sank in the middle of North Atlantic Ocean.
Nearly a century later, the timeless story of RMS Titanic, her crew and passengers will be told at the “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” from 29 October 2011 through the 100th anniversary of the historic sailing and sinking of the great ship in April 2012.
You will hear incredible human stories from the maiden voyage. The use of authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations combined with the compelling stories of the passengers and crew have made this exhibition of the most successful exhibition in the world with more than 25 million tickets sold to date. Items from the ship’s construction, vials of perfume from a maker who was travelling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, postage stamps, sheet music, coins, jewellery, personal items and many other authentic objects that will give you historical insights into the life and times of that era and the wide socio-economic disparity between rich and poor.
The lower galleries will be recreated to resemble actual locations in Titanic such as the First and Third Class Cabins, Verandah Café, the famous Grand Staircase, the Promenade deck and Boiler Room. 2,500 square metres of gallery space will be occupied. Also real artifacts recovered from the wreck site will be on display. A total of nine galleries will take visitors through the Ship’s conception, construction, sailing day, life on board, the famous iceberg, Titanic’s sinking, the discovery of the wreck, while all throughout telling the incredible stories of her passengers and crew.
You would also get a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard the Titanic.
Some other things to check out:
- 27-foot high grand staircase – exact replica and reconstruction of the real Grand Staircase on Titanic
- First-hand the freezing temperature when Titanic sank by pressing their palms against an interactive “Iceberg Wall” in the “Iceberg Gallery”
- Experience the luxurious décor of Titanic’s First Class Cabin with a precise replica of the cabin with details such as furniture, carpet, bed structure and bathroom facilities.
- The “Discovery Gallery” takes visitors through the key milestones of Titanic’s expeditions as divers searched for the Titanic wreck, the Ship’s final discovery in 1985 and the science of how the wreck has been monitored and artifacts recovered at such extreme depth.
- The “Memorial Wall” will show you which passengers and their travelling companions survived or perished.
- “Singapore 1912” gallery will be dedicated to local connections where you can learn about how the sinking of the great Ship strongly resonated in Singapore. Singapore images in the early 1900s and 1912 will be displayed alongside local newspaper articles that covered Titanic’s disaster at the time.
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